Kelowna is the fastest growing city in B.C.
Statistics Canada released its population report last week, and the Kelowna Census Metropolitan area was once again highlighted for being one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
It ranked fifth in growth, falling behind behind Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Regina.
The government agency pegged the local population at around 191,237 for 2014, which is around 1.8 per cent higher than it was in the previous year.
There were no specific reasons for Kelowna’s growth in the report, but the statistical agency said that 87 per cent of CMAs with a population of 500,000 or less saw population growth due to intraprovincial migration exchanges.
On the losing end of the spectrum Saint John saw a dip of 0.5 per cent, New Brunswick, was the lone CMA in Canada to see its population decline significantly.
The national average is 1.4 percent growth.
Vancouver is the only other B.C. city that placed in the top 10 of fastest-growing cities in Canada by coming in ninth.